It’s OK, you can admit it – we've all re-gifted at some point or another, but let’s not forget that re-gifting can go very, very wrong.
If the person finds out, friendships can be ruined, family members insulted – and your reputation as a kind friend dissolved – all because it comes across as thoughtless, stingy and like you think your friends are garbage bins for your unwanted junk.
So before you start rummaging through your closet to find any unopened gifts for the giving, consider ways to improve your re-gifting strategy in order to spare your friends’ and family’s feelings.
Etiquette expert Lizzie Post is not a fan re-gifting, but she does have a few words of advice for those who decide to do it anyway.
“You really have to make sure you’re not just looking around your house at ‘What can I get rid of and give to someone else,’” she says. “Instead you’re saying, ‘this person has always admired this’… I don’t adviseRead More »from Gifting Etiquette: The rules of re-gifting